Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

Why Shipping Michael Bradley and Other US Players From Europe to MLS Harms USMNT Development

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The news that Michael Bradley is likely to sign with Toronto FC of Major League Soccer was met with cheers from many fans of MLS while being greeted with snickers from Americans who are inclined towards the European game. While … Continue reading

Hull City On Verge of Signing West Brom Striker Shane Long for £5million

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Hull City are on the verge of signing West Bromwich Albion striker Shane Long on a £5million deal, according to reports in the British media tonight. The unsettled Irish striker could finally complete the transfer to Steve Bruce’s side after … Continue reading

European Soccer Calendar Needs to Change to Summer Schedule, Says Rummenigge

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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge the Chairman of FC Bayern, the reigning Bundesliga and European champion, has a radical idea for the sport. He wants the European soccer clubs to move to a summer calendar especially in light of the potential move of … Continue reading

English Football Is Reversing Its Recent Negative History on Homophobia

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Four months after retiring from the sport, Thomas Hitzlsperger today revealed that he is gay. In a newspaper interview with Die Zeit, the former Aston Villa, Everton and Germany midfielder said: “I am expressing my sexuality because I want to … Continue reading

List of US Sports Events That Would Clash With FOX’s Coverage of a 2022 Winter World Cup

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The comments of Jérôme Valcke, FIFA’s General Secretary, about the potential timing of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar came as a shock to much of the world soccer community. But how specifically will a shift from summer to … Continue reading

WATCH Didier Drogba Star In New Beer Ad As He Dribbles Around The World [VIDEO]

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African role model and world-class footballer Didier Drogba stars in a new beer commercial, where he’s seen dribbling around the world, taking the road less traveled to reach his destination. The TV commercial, which is for Windhoek Lager, reinforces what … Continue reading

NASL Supporters Launch a New Initiative to Reward League’s Best Team

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The North American Soccer League (NASL), the second-tier of American soccer, last season began a controversial split season format that saw the side that had the best overall points total (Carolina RailHawks) fail to reach the post-season while a team … Continue reading

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Atlanta Eliminates Head Coach Position, Eric Wynalda to Manage As Technical Director

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The Atlanta Silverbacks of the second-tier NASL have innovated in a way many thought not possible. They have opted not to hire a Head Coach to replace the terminated Brian Haynes who had been named 2012 NASL Coach of the … Continue reading

5 Changes To Make The FA Cup Viable Again

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This past weekend’s FA Cup Third Round saw most Premier League and some Championship sides play with watered down teams. Not quite a “B” team in most cases, but teams where the principle of squad rotation was maximized. The FA … Continue reading

Manchester United Manager David Moyes Must Be Given More Time

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If you simply read posts on social media, you’d believe a majority of Manchester United fans want David Moyes sacked. But when you interact with thoughtful long-term supporters of the club, you realize the sentiments on the Internet do not … Continue reading

Aron Johannsson Needs to Stay In Holland to Improve Chances of Inclusion In USMNT World Cup Squad

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Published reports indicate that American international Aron Johannsson could be a transfer target for Stoke City this January. Johannsson, who replaced fellow American Jozy Altidore as AZ’s main attacking threat, has scored eleven times in sixteen Eredivisie matches this season. … Continue reading

Eric Wynalda to be Named Atlanta Silverbacks Interim Head Coach For Second Time

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Former Atlanta Silverbacks head coach Brian Haynes won the NASL Spring Championship and the league’s Coach of the Year Award. His reward was being sacking by Silverbacks management. Tomorrow, the club will name the club’s Technical Director Eric Wynalda as … Continue reading

Arsenal’s 3 Options To Keep Title Chances On Track Despite Walcott Injury

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The devastating news that Theo Walcott is out for the season is a potentially crippling blow to Arsenal’s title hopes. Now with the transfer window open, Arsene Wenger has 3 options to consider: 1. Rely on Lukas Podolski. While often injured … Continue reading

Can We Expect to See More Manchester United Fans Switching Allegiances to Other Teams?

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One of the critiques that soccer supporters of English clubs have of the globalization of the Premier League is the number of front-running fans that have no connection to the clubs they support who adopt teams. These types of foreign … Continue reading

Serie A Coverage in US Suffers Due to beIN SPORT Giving Higher Priority to La Liga & Ligue Un

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Juventus took another step towards making the remainder of Serie A’s season, largely meaningless in terms of the title race, with a decisive 3-0 victory over their nearest title rivals AS Roma on Sunday. The match was competitive for the … Continue reading

Swansea Striker Wilfried Bony Finds His Form At The Most Opportune Time

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Wilfried Bony was one the most highly touted summer signings this season in the Premier League. However, settling in as a footballer in South Wales has taken some time for the Ivorian who had scored 51 times in Dutch League … Continue reading

Was Sam Allardyce’s FA Cup Team Selection Career Suicide Or Pragmatism?

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West Ham United crashed out of the FA Cup with a 5-0 loss against Nottingham Forest on Sunday. Manager Sam Allardyce made the controversial decision to play a team made up largely of youth players. While some accomplished veterans like … Continue reading

FOX’s FA Cup Soccer Coverage Still Pales In Comparison To Competition

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FOX had a mixed weekend covering the FA Cup, the first full-fledged weekend of soccer on the network’s channels since the shutdown of FOX Soccer in September. The wall-to-wall FA Cup coverage, that included FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 … Continue reading